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Pauthecophyton gracile

Pauthecophyton gracile J.-Z. Xue, S.-G. Hao, X. Zhu, De-M. Wang Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 183: 10. 24 Jul 2012
Name
Pauthecophyton gracile
Rank
Species
Generic Name
[Genus] Pauthecophyton
Authors (Pub.)
Xue J.-Z. Hao S.-G. Zhu X. Wang D.-M.  
Publication
A new basal euphyllophyte, Pauthecophyton gen. nov., from the Lower Devonian (Pragian) of Yunnan, China [2012/7]
Journal
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume
183
Page number
10
Year
2012
Fossil Status
stems (with sporangia)
Stratigraphy
Pragian
Strat. comment
Posongchong Formation
Location
Zhichang Village, Gumu Town, Wenshan District, Yunnan Province, China
Paleoregion
Cathaysia (South)
Data for Holotypus
Repository
Beijing University, Department of Geology, Beijing, China
Repository Number
PKU-XH244a
Diagnosis
Main axes, bearing lateral first-order branches, with conspicuous intervals between successive branching points. Fertile dichotomous branching systems attached both along the first-order branches and on the distal level of main axes. Sporangia, ca. 0.4 mm wide and ca. 1.3 mm long, and each sporangium terminating a very short branch. Spores circular to subcircular in outline, 46–70 μm in diameter, with thin, laevigate, and folded exine; with darkening at proximal pole; rays of trilete mark reaching 1/2–2/3 of spore radius.
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